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© Mr Derek Hiscock

IoE Number: 473857
Location: THE SMEATON TOWER, THE PROMENADE
  PLYMOUTH, PLYMOUTH, DEVON
Photographer: Mr Derek Hiscock
Date Photographed: 07 August 1999
Date listed: 25 January 1954
Date of last amendment: 09 November 1998
Grade I

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PLYMOUTH SX4753 THE PROMENADE, Hoe 740-1/66/309 The Smeaton Tower 25/01/54 (Formerly Listed as: THE HOE, Plymouth The Smeaton Tower) GV I Resited upper part of the former Eddystone Lighthouse. 1759 by John Smeaton, erected here on new base in 1882. Circular tapered tower of painted granite ashlar; octagonal lantern with glazing bars and ogee-shaped roof surmounted by ball finial and weather vane; small 4-pane windows to tower. When this lighthouse was first built it was considered to be an important technical achievement. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-: 665).

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